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Top 10 Most Read Blog Entries of 2013 Irrespective of the Year Written; #10 – #6

The majority of DCIG’s coverage focuses on the topics of data protection and data storage. But if you look at DCIG’s 2013 Top 10 most read blog entries regardless of the year in which the blog entry was written, you would not necessarily conclude that is the case. Rather blog entries on topics like eDiscovery and data center management garnered the largest number of views on DCIG’s site in 2013.
#10 – Huron Consulting announces V3locity (velocity). This blog entry was published way back in 2008 in the first month of the first year of DCIG’s existence. At the time, DCIG was evaluating a revolutionary method doing eDiscovery – pay-per-page electronic data discovery. Called V3locity and offered by Huron Consulting Group, it gives organizations the flexibility to first identify the specific documents that formally needed attorney review. Using this technology, organizations could better control and manage their legal costs associated with eDiscovery.
#9 – Data Center Management 101 Part I (Cable Management).Tim Anderson. All good things must come to an end and in 2013 this blog entry ended its reign as the most viewed blog entry on DCIG’s website. Every year since 2008 this blog entry has reigned supreme. No more. While it still holds onto a respectable #9 position in 2013, other topics garner more of our reader’s attention.
For those of you unfamiliar with the blog entry, DCIG Managing Analyst, Tim Anderson provides specifics of how to implement cable management in a modern data center and why it is so important. While a lot of items command attention in a data center, Tim elaborates on why having a properly laid out and documented cable management strategy is essential to a properly functioning and well-managed data center.
#8 – Electronic Mail Gains Further Scrutiny in Electronic Discovery during 2007. Another blog entry published in January 2008 also garnered a lot of attention in 2013 – this one again on the topic of eDiscovery. This blog entry provides some of the history of one of the original providers of eDiscovery, KVS Systems (later acquired by Symantec in 2004) and how it uses the technique of journaling to make copies of emails that are sent and received that may then be used as evidence. This topic of using email as legal evidence seems to only grow with each passing year as organizations examine ways to protect this data as well as verify the authenticity of data that has been preserved.
#7 – EMC is Looking Up and Finding Itself in the Shadow of NetApp’s Cloud. Jerome Wendt. Originally written in 2010, I observed at that time that NetApp’s investment in clustering technology had upset the storage apple cart and propelling it in front of EMC in terms of its ability to provide a private storage cloud. In 2013, this blog entry seemed to directly benefit from the published results of the DCIG 2013 Private Storage Cloud Buyer’s Guide in which NetApp FAS3250 earned the Best-in-Class designation. This ability to create a private storage cloud becomes particularly important as organizations virtualize and automate their data centers to create higher levels of data mobility and flexibility in managing their applications.
#6 – DCIG and IT Central Station Bridge the “Product Short List – User Opinion” Gulf. Jerome Wendt. In the second half of 2012, DCIG established a relationship with what at that time was a new company and website, IT Central Station, to help mutually promote awareness of our two respective companies.
Since then, IT Central Station has come to be referred to by some as the “Yelp” for IT professionals while DCIG is the only analyst firm providing analyst reports that provide in-depth, head-to-head product comparisons in the form of its Buyer’s Guides and online Interactive Buyer’s Guide (IBG). The two companies complement each other nicely. DCIG provides the in-depth product analysis that companies need to quickly come up with product short lists while IT Central Station provides access to a user community so IT staff can anonymously share comments, insights and observations with one another.


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